Isaiah 24 ©
The deplorable judgments of God upon the land. A remnant shall joyfully praise him. Amidst the general calamities of the earth God's kingdom shall be set up with glory.
And it shall be, bas with the people, so with the 3priest; cas with the servant, so with his master; as with the maid, so with her mistress; as with the buyer, so with the seller; as with the lender, so with the borrower; as with the taker of usury, so with the giver of *usury to him.
The earth mourneth and fadeth away, the world languisheth and fadeth away, 4the haughty people of the earth do languish.
The earth also is edefiled under the inhabitants thereof; because they fhave transgressed the laws, changed the ordinance, gbroken the everlasting covenant.
hTherefore hath the curse devoured the earth, and they that dwell therein are desolate: itherefore the inhabitants of the earth are burned, and few men left.
They shall not drink wine with a song; strong drink shall be bitter to them that drink it.
¶uFrom the *uttermost 6part of the earth have we heard songs, even glory to the righteous. But I said, v7My leanness, my leanness, woe unto me! wthe treacherous dealers have dealt treacherously; yea, the treacherous dealers have dealt very treacherously.
And it shall come to pass, ythat he who fleeth from the noise of the fear shall fall into the pit; and he that cometh up out of the midst of the pit shall be taken in the snare: for zthe windows from on high are open, and athe foundations of the earth do shake.
And they shall be gathered together, 9as prisoners are gathered in the 10pit, and shall be shut up in the prison, and after many days shall they be 11visited.
Then the hmoon shall be confounded, and the sun ashamed, when the LORD of hosts shall ireign in jmount Zion, and in Jerusalem, and 12before his *ancients gloriously.